Perseid Meteor Stargaze set for Aug. 10 at Indiana Dunes State Park

2013-08-05T00:00:00Z Perseid Meteor Stargaze set for Aug. 10 at Indiana Dunes State ParkTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CHESTERTON | Indiana Dunes State Park will host its seventh annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze on Saturday at the park’s beach pavilion.

The evening coincides with the annual Perseid meteor shower. The peak of the meteor shower will occur Sunday, but Saturday night also will offer excellent viewing.

The event begins at 8:30 p.m. with night sky mapping and American Indian sky lore and runs to dawn.

After 9 p.m., stars will begin to appear and constellation talks will highlight the formations visible over the dunes this time of year.

A waxing moon will set by 10 p.m., resulting in dark sky viewing over Lake Michigan. Additionally, the park naturalists will have a telescope on hand for deep sky viewing.

Participation is free after paying the standard gate fee of $5 for Indiana vehicles and $10 for out-of-state vehicles.

For more information, call the nature center at (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton.

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